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CONFIRMED: Jack Grealish opts to play for England

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Decision: Jack Grealish has chosen England for his international career
Decision: Jack Grealish has chosen England for his international career

The Aston Villa Twitter account have confirmed that Jack Grealish will play his international football for England.

Grealish, who played for Ireland at underage level, had been the subject of much speculation about his senior international future since he burst into the Aston Villa first team last season.

Ireland manager Martin O'Neill had been in regular talks with the player and his father Kevin but in recent weeks it seemed more and more likely that Grealish would opt for the country of his birth.

Today, ahead of Roy Hodgson naming his latest England squad this week, the Aston Villa Twitter account confirmed the player had decided to commit to the Three Lions rather than the Boys in Green.

The player himself tweeted this short statement: